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edblank commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Thanks, Mike. I’ll check the Southside. By the way, we have a SouthSide Works Cinema multiplex here in Pittsburgh.

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edblank commented about Skyview Drive-In on Sep 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Thanks, Mike.

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edblank commented about Clover-Leaf Drive-In on Sep 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Thanks, Mike.

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edblank commented about Forest Hills Drive-In on Sep 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Thanks, Mike. Cannot find CT entries for the Weis Drive-In or the Cloverleaf Drive-In.

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edblank commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Sep 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Great introduction, Mike. I was there in 1965-66 but remember nothing about it. If I had a mosquito problem there, it wasn’t memorable. When I got to Leesville LA, I frequently attended a drive-in that was a total mosquito pit. Neither spraying nor closed windows helped.

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edblank commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Thank you very much, Mike. I’ll look up the ones you mentioned. Perhaps you’d be kind enough to add notes here and there after conversations with your moviehouse buddies. Some may not have the patience to type comments or many not be sufficiently computer savvy.

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edblank commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Hello, Mike. Obviously you know the area very well. Would you be able to do an inventory of the names and general locations of the three or four drive-ins nearest to Fort Gordon? One I attended was just acrosss the border in South Carolina, but there were at least two near Augusta including one that seemed to be within the cirty limits.

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edblank commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:13 am

Very interesting, Vinnie. Please do share more memories of the Plaza.

By the way, Preminger’s response to which picture was his favorite or made him proudest, etc., was always, “My latest one.” When you’ve made “Laura,” “The Man With the Giolden Arm,” “Anatomy of a Murder” and “In Harm’s Way,” among others, you can’t pass off “Hurry Sundown” or “Skidoo” or “The Human Factor” as the answer to that question.

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edblank commented about Miller Theatre on Sep 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Thank you, Mike. I look forward to whatever contributions you can make to the history (and even existence of) Augusta indoor and outdoor theaters.

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edblank commented about Shore Theatre on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Renewing link.

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edblank commented about Gramercy Theater on Aug 3, 2009 at 7:04 am

Truly it’s absurd to plant big trees on certain urban business streets. It’s no service to anyone. Even the trees don’t look right when they’re brushing up against marquees and blocking windows. Common sense be damned.

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edblank commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:00 am

Not sure if it’s just me, but I haven’t been able to open that file last night or throughout this morning, Yorkville. Would really like to see the photo.

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edblank commented about Denis Theatre on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:15 am

In conjunction with efforts to raise money to renovate and resurrect the Denis, three movies are being shown this summer outdoors at the nearby Parse Way (covered) Pavilion on Washington Road.

“Bringing Up Baby” will run at 9 p.m. June 27, the locally made “The Bread, My Sweet” at 9 p.m. July 25 and “Mad Hot Ballroom” at 9 p.m. Aug. 29.

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edblank commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:10 am

Very good news. The theater appeared to be in fine condition when I attended during its earlier resurrection. It’s just so difficult to compete for today’s audience with first-run multiplexes. Young moviegoers especially no longer relate to the concept of waiting to see a film at a lower price. It’s all about oopening days and opening weekends no matter what the cost.

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edblank commented about Enright Theater on Jun 16, 2009 at 6:38 am

The Enright was closed from mid-June 1953 (“Desert Legion” & “Off Limits”) through Christmas 1953 (“Mogambo” & “Blowing Wild”).

It closed again after the mid-May 1957 double bill of “Battle Hymn” and “Rock, Pretty Baby,” unless you count the “live” closed-circuit fights telecast a night or two later.

I believe there was some indication that it was just closed temporarily (a common practice in the moviehouse business), but The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Havold V. Cohen dropped a line into one of his daily columns saying the Enright (probably) wasn’t ever really going to reopen.

The only night it did function again after that was for another one-nighter closed-circuit telecast of boxing matches (daydating with the Penn, the Stanley and the Harris – those three being Downtown) highlighting a title bout between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson on or about March 29, 1958.

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edblank commented about Criterion Theatre on Jun 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm

“The Desperate Hours” would have opened at the Criterion in October 1955 and possibly played much/most of November.

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edblank commented about Enright Theater on May 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm

There is nothing on the site of the former Enright. All of the shops have been razed. It’s a vacant lot.

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edblank commented about Fine Arts Theatre on May 11, 2009 at 7:14 am

Does anyone know when the Fine Arts stopped functioning as a moviehouse and even possibly its final film attraction?
And is it still boarded up?
Would a passerby recognize it as a former moviehouse? (Many old theaters had a telltale architecture.)

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edblank commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 29: Pittsburgh) on May 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

“The Old Man and the Sea” played for four soft weeks (27 days, to be precise) at the Warner.

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edblank commented about Hollywood Theatre on Apr 29, 2009 at 6:48 am

Hi, Denny. The Hollywood was a Warner theater but not a John P. Harris theater. They were rival circuits here.

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edblank commented about Colonial Drive-in on Apr 29, 2009 at 6:45 am

Thanks for those, Denny. Miss the marquees, if not the spelling on the Colonial’s.

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edblank commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 25, 2009 at 11:34 am

Do they remove all – perhaps 4,000 – orchestra auditorium seats? That seams like a tremendous effort for a two day rental.

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edblank commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm

GabeDF, Coincidental to your posting of a silent video showing “The Bells of St. Mary’s” on the RCMH marquee, that was the answer to a pricey question on “Millionaire” recently: What was the movie indicated in the background when Michael and Kay left a theater in “The Godfather”? (Or words to that effect.) I always thought that was a good choice by Francis Ford Coppola, not just because it was period-appropriate but because it seemed so suitable a choice for that idealistic couple just before the moment when he began evolving into the future Corleone don.

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edblank commented about City Cinemas Village East on Apr 16, 2009 at 6:33 am

That stage production of “The Chosen” surprisingly lasted for just six performances, Jan. 6-10, 1988, although the marquee signage probably was in place for the final month or two of 1987 and may have stayed up for many weeks after the play closed

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edblank commented about Harris Theatre on Apr 16, 2009 at 6:26 am

Loved those busy old marquees on 42nd Street.